Report 2012-122 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2012-122: Mental Health Services Act: The State's Oversight Has Provided Little Assurance of the Act's Effectiveness, and Some Counties Can Improve Measurement of Their Program Performance (Release Date: August 2013)

Recommendation #13 To: Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

To report on the progress of MHSA programs and support continuous improvement, the Accountability Commission should fully use the results of its evaluations to demonstrate to taxpayers and counties the successes and challenges of these programs.

6-Month Agency Response

Following the BSA recommendation, the Commission utilzied its Evaluation Committee to review the results of all the final evaluation reports:UCLA Phase III Final Report on September 4, 2013 and the UCLA PEI Deliverable 1 Report on February 4, 2014. In addition, the Evaluation Committee discussed how best to achieve this objective at its October 24, 2013 meeting. The Commission will continue to use this process with the future evaluation reports generated pursuant to the evaluation implementation plan for FY 2013/14 through 2017/18.

  • Completion Date: February 2014
  • Response Date: February 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Following the BSA recommendation, the Commission utilized its Evaluation Committee to review the results of evaluations, including the UCLA Phase III Final Report on September 4, 2013. The Commission will continue to use this process with future evaluation deliverables.

  • Completion Date: September 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

Although the Accountability Commission substantiated its reivew of the UCLA Phase III Final Report, this is a single event. The recommendation addresses our concern that the Accountability Commission ensure that it fully uses the results of all of its evaluations,


All Recommendations in 2012-122

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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